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Fellowship and Career Development Awards (Cont’d.) Clinical Training Fellowships | $1.54 million Columbia University Medical Center David Arkadir, M.D., Ph.D. Christopher W. Hess, M.D. Meir Kestenbaum, M.D. Ruben Martinez, M.D.

Daphne Robakis, M.D. David Rydz, M.D. Hiral Shah, M.D. Madeline Sharp, M.D.

Sirinan Tazen, M.D. Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D. Brenton Wright, M.D.

Rush University Medical Center Sheila Eichenscer, M.D. Houman Homayoun, M.D. Gian Dev Pal, M.D. Padmaja Vittal, M.D.

Summer Student Fellowship Projects | $105,000 LRRK2-dependent Olfactory Deficits in Mice Rachel Bailey, mentor Jada Lewis, Ph.D., University of Florida Towards Elucidating the Structural Details of Alpha-synuclein in Parkinson’s Disease: Development and Application of Double-Labeled Alpha-synuclein Solongo Batjargal, mentor E. James Petersson, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Small Molecule Modulation of the Unfolded Protein Response as a Novel Therapeutic Avenue in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease Joel Credle, mentor Anita Sidhu, Ph.D., Georgetown University Mechanistic Investigation of Alpha-synuclein- Mediated Microglial Activation in PD Connor Davenport, mentor Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss, Ph.D., Georgetown University Effects of Training on Learning and Retention of Tool-Related Skilled Action in Parkinson's Disease Holly Fernandes, mentor Norman Park, Ph.D., York University, Canada CD200/CD200R-mediated Neuroinflammation in Parkinsonism Collin Flanagan, mentor J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

35 | Our Researchers

A Novel Evaluation of Daytime Vigilance in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease Using a Virtual Reality Street Crossing Task Kristin Ford, mentor Amy Amara, M.D., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham Comparative Effectiveness Study to Evaluate In-Home Telemedicine as a Means to Increase Access to Sub-specialty Care for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease Benjamin George, mentor E. Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University Investigating the Role of Enzyme-Mediated Neuronal Protection in Parkinson's Disease William Johnson, mentor Amy Wilson-Delfosse, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University Effect of p11 Inhibition on D1 and D2 Dopamine Receptors Activity Darya Khazanova, mentor Michael G. Kaplitt, Ph.D., M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College Dopamine Receptor Expression and Function in the External Globus Pallidus David Klein, mentor C. Savio Chan, Ph.D., Northwestern University Evaluation of Splice and C-terminal Truncation Variants of Alpha-synuclein in Yeast Models Natalie Kukulka, mentor Shubhik DebBurman, Ph.D., Lake Forest College

Impact: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Biennial Report 2012-2013  

How is the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) making an impact? Browse this report for the answers. Learn about our programs of research,...

Impact: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Biennial Report 2012-2013  

How is the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) making an impact? Browse this report for the answers. Learn about our programs of research,...

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